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  1. Jan

    1. Christmas Tree Disposal
      12:00 am – 11:45 pm

      Christmas tree pick-up and disposal service is once again to be provided to residents of New Ulm by the city street department.

      Crews will be picking up and disposing natural Christmas trees through January. Residents are requested to remove all ribbon, wire, ornaments, tinsel, and plastic bags and then place the trees on the boulevard area of the intersection nearest to their home or business.

  2. Jan

    1. The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
      The Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild meeting in scheduled for this 
      Thursday, January 8th at 7 pm 
      at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Ulm  
      We will have a short business meeting, show and tell and end the evening with three wonderful mini classes. 
      We invite all with the love of quilts to attend. All classes and speakers cost $5 for non-members, it is $15 to join the guild.
      The classes will be taught by quilt guild members…
      Kathy Lotito on making her award winning rugs
      Toni Laffrenzen on miniature quilts
      Theresa Westrup on 3 different kinds of flanges
      In case of inclement weather, please listen to KNUJ for cancellation announcement.
  3. Jan

    1. Forever Young Senior Center Membership Drive Luncheon
      11:00 am – 1:00 pm

      Forever Young Senior Center Membership Drive Luncheon

      Saturday January 10
      11:00 am-1:00 pm 

      $15 Membership fee per person
      Free lunch for  members

      425 Sibley Ave

      For more information call Judy at (507)317-5519 

  4. Jan

    1. Parade of Bands Fundraiser & Concertina Jam
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Parade of Bands Fundraiser & Concertina Jam

      Sunday, January 11,2015
      Noon – 6 PM
      Park Ballroom, New Prague, MN

      12-1:00 Czech Area Concertina Club
      1:10-2:40 Eddie Shimota Jr. Band
      2:50-4:20 Dale Pexa Band
      4:30-6:00 Kris & the Riverbend Dutchmen

      Food and Beverages Available
      Thank you to all the musicians, as they have donated their time for this event.

      Bands are subject to change

      Concertina Jamboree 1:00 pm
      in the Ballroom Meeting Room

      Nancy Buckentine, Master of Ceremonies &
      Nancy Brooks – registrations

      Featuring Bob Pexa and Steve Moran & friends
      on drums and tuba


      For more information contact:
      Minnesota Music Hall of Fame
      27 N Broadway, PO Box 1
      New Ulm, MN
      Dodie Wendinger 507.359.9014 

    2. Organ Concert
      3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Organ Concert
      January 11th – Sunday – 3:00pm
      Salem Lutheran Church
      109 3rd St SE – Madelia MN  56062

      Free and open to public! 

      Come hear Salem’s new Rodgers Digital Church organ!
      Organist Kraig Windschitl, principal organist of
      Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, will present
      classical organ works by Bach, Buxtehude, Widor, as well
      as other favorites including great Hymns of Faith!!!!

      Coffee and Cookies to follow.

  5. Jan

    1. Senior Dance
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Happy New Year Senior Dance

      Tuesday, January 13, 2015
      1:00-4:00 pm

      Music provided by

      American Legion”229 Nassau
      St. Peter

      There will be an admission charge for this event

      Questions? Call Sylvia at (507)934-7227
      Sponsored by St. Peter Senior Center 

  6. Jan

    1. St. John’s Hector Annual Pancake Breakfast
      9:00 am – 1:00 pm

      St. John’s Catholic Church of Hector is having their annual Pancake Breakfast

      Sunday, January 18, 2015
      9:00 am- 1:00 pm

      Menu includes:
      Pancakes, French toast, ham, eggs, applesauce and beverage
      $6.00 for adults – $3.00 for children ages 5-10, Kids 4 and under eat free 

      All are invited!

    2. Youth Free Throw Championship – Knights of Columbus
      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

      Contest Announcement
      Local Knights of Columbus to Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship

      All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. 

      Sunday, January 18, 2015
      New Ulm Cathedral High School Gym
      Registration starts at 12:00 noon and the contest gegins at 12:30 pm

      The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, regional and state competitions. All boys and girls will shoot 15 free throws and competer in theri repective age and gender divisions.

      For further information or questions contact : Mary at (507)359-1272 or (507)380-9454

  7. Jan

    1. Essig Baseball Association Annual Meeting
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Essig Baseball Association Annual Meeting

      Monday, January 19, 2015
      7:00 pm – Carl’s Corner, Essig
      A light lunch will be served

      Election of New Board Members
      Agenda: Review of 2014 Season
      All are welcome:
      Members, Parents, New Members

      Youth Registration Saturday, March 7

      For more information call Ron Domeier (507)354-8424 

  8. Jan

    1. Twins Caravan Tour at SESM
      1:15 pm – 1:45 pm

      The Twins Caravan will have a program at Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s School January 20 from 1:15 pm to 1:45 pm.


      SESM K-8 will be there, and SE public 4-5-6 grades are also coming over.  It is open to the public also!!

    2. Hermann Monument Society Annual Meeting
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Annual Meeting
      of the
      Hermann Monument Society

      Tuesday January 20,2015

      New Ulm Country Club
      Social Hour 5:30 pm
      (free hors d’eouvres, cash bar)
      Meeting  6:30 pm 

  9. Jan

    1. Chili Supper & Silent Auction – NU Swim Club
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Chili Supper
      Silent Auction

      Friday, January 23, 2015
      4:30-7:30 PM
      Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
      1400 South State Street, New Ulm

      To benefit the
      New Ulm Swim Club

      Adults $7
      Children under 11 $4 at the door


      For tickets or more information call: 359-4149 

    2. Celebration for Life Benefit Concert
      7:30 pm – 10:45 pm


      Friday, Jan. 23 7:30 PM

      Hosanna Lutheran Church
      105 Hosanna Avenue,
      Mankato, MN 56001


      Free Will Offering
      Refreshments Served

      The concert is a benefit for Options for Women a TLC Pregnancy Resource Center

  10. Jan

    1. Ice Fishing Extravaganza! On Crystal Lake….. Lake Crystal
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Ice Fishing Extravaganza!
      On Crystal Lake….. Lake Crystal

      Saturday January 24th 2015
      12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Robinson Park Boat Landing, Lake Crystal

      Up to $500.00 cash in prizes for the top fish caught!

      Door Prizes… Raffles… Concessions on site

      Just $10.00 a hole!

      Proceeds and donations go toward water quality improvement efforts and projects in the Lake Crystal watersheld

      Brought to you by the Crystal Waters Project and the Lake Crystal Loon Lake Recreation Association 

    2. NU Area Catholic Schools Community Family Fun!
      4:30 pm – 9:45 pm

      NU Area Catholic Schools Community Family Fun!

      Saturday January 24

      Location: Former Holy Trinity Middle School Building
      515 N State St – Enter at the HT Gym door on 6th N & State Streets

      4:30-7:00 pm HT Cafeteria 
      Happy Joes pizza, hot sandwiches, chicken strips and more!

      Kids’ Carnival & Bingo 4:30-7:00 pm
      HT Gym
      Plunk-it, face painting, kids raffle, fish pond, cherry tree, surprise door game and more!

      Talent Show
      7:30 pm
      HT Auditorium

      $5 – Adults
      $3- Students
      $15- Family Cap

      visit www.nuacs.com for more information or call 507.233.0751 

  11. Jan

    1. Tip Night at the Pizza Ranch – Clothing Depo
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The New Ulm Clothing Depot will have a tip night at the

      Pizza Ranch
      on Tuesday January 27th
      from 5-8 pm.

      Proceeds will go operating costs for the Clothing Depo

  12. Feb

    1. 33rd Annual Fishing Derby-Sleepy Eye Sportsman’s Club
      12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      33rd Annual Fishing Derby-Sleepy Eye Sportsman’s Club

      Sunday February 1st from 12-3 pm on Sleepy Eye Lake

      4 cash prizes

      Entry fee $5.00 per person

      Ice Castle Fish House raffle valued at $9,000 plus EIGHT other cash prizes

      Just by registering to fish your will be entered to win a $250 Scheels Gift certificate, Buddy  Heater, and many other prizes

      When kids register to fish in the Derby they will be given prizes until gone

      Food and Refreshments available – Proceeds go to area projects and organizations

  13. Feb

    1. Free Dental Clinic for Kids under 18
      8:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Free Dental Clinic for Kids under 18 on Feb. 5-6 at

      Minnesota State Mankato

      Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Dental Hygiene and area dental professionals are joining a statewide effort to provide free dental care on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 5-6 to children under age 18 who are unable to access needed dental care.

      Minnesota State Mankato’s dental hygiene department will provide area children under 18 free dental care on Thursday, Feb. 5 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the dental clinic on campus in the lower level of Morris Hall.

      Appointments are available for children under the age of 18 who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for cleanings, x-rays, exams, fluoride treatments, and sealants. Those interested in scheduling an appointment should call the dental clinic at 507-389-2147.

      Minnesota State Mankato will also be offering free dental exams and x-rays for adults on Friday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Appointments are available by calling 507-389-2147.

      Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Dental Hygiene is part of the College of Allied Health & Nursing at the University.

      Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

  14. Feb

    1. Nicollet American Legion Fish Fry!
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Fish Fry!
      German and American Potato Salad
      Cole Slaw – Coffee – Milk 

      Adults – $12 Children Under 12 $6

      Nicollet American Legion Fish Fry!

      Saturday Feb 7

      Serving 11:00 am to 8:00 pm or until gone
      at American Legion Friendship Hall in Nicollet MN


      Annual Post 510

    2. Nicollet Legion Post 510 Fish Fry!
      11:00 am – 8:00 pm

      Nicollet Legion Post 510 Fish Fry!

      Saturday, February 7th
      Nicollet Legion Friendship Hall

      Serving 11:00 am until gone…. usually around 7 pm

      All the fish you care to eat, German and American
      potato salad, cole slaw, bread, milk & coffee


      Adults $12          Children 12 and under $6 

    3. St. Peter’s Winterfest
      5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      St. Peter’s Winterfest opening ceremony is 5:00-6:30 p.m. Friday, January 30 on the St. Peter Community Center Patio, 600 S. Fifth St., St. Peter. 

      The event is free and open to all ages.  There will be the reading of the first Winterfest Medallion Hunt clue,
      a mini-medallion hunt, music, free hot chocolate, and other surprises.

      Fri., January 30–Sons of the American Legion Fish Fry
      5:30 to 8 p.m. at American Legion $9 adults

       –Medallion Hunt Starts

      Sat., January 31 –Youth Ice Fishing Contest, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Hallett’s Pond

      –Poker Walk involving several downtown bars. Must be 21

      –Rock-Paper-Scissors Contest, afternoon, Patrick’s

      –Hairy Legs Contest, 10 p.m., Patrick’s

      –Night at the Museum for families, 6:30 p.m. at Treaty Site History Center

      Sun., February 1–St. Peter Lions Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast

      Tue., February 3–Winterfest Trivia, 7 p.m., Patrick’s, and Atomic Egg Drop

      Sat., February 7– Polar Bear Plunge

      –Boy Scouts Turkey Dinner

      –American Legion Auxiliary Steak Fry

      –Ambassadors Dinner Dance/Casino Night

      Sun., February 8–American Legion Omelet Breakfast

      –History on Tap, 2 p.m., at Treaty Site History Center

      –Super Snow Sunday

      Ice skating at Veterans Park is free
      Shoeshoes can be rented at the recreation office or at the Treaty Site History Center


      for more info: http://www.stpeterchamber.com/-winterfest

  15. Feb

    1. American Legion Riders Omelet in a Bag Breakfast
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm

      American Legion Riders
      Omelet in a Bag Breakfast

      Sunday Feb 8, 2015
      New Ulm American Legion Clubrooms
      13 South Minnesota St. New Ulm, MN

      $8 at the door
      $7 in advance
      Advance ticket sales at the Legion Bar or Legion Rider members

      Choose your ingredients, cheese, meat, veggies, etc.
      Omelet is cooked in a bag and served on a plate with a muffin, applesauce & a beverage

      New Ulm Post #132 Legion Riders Fund Raiser
      We suport all our US ARmed Forces and Veterans 

    2. Hector Lion’s Club Annual Flapjack Festival
      8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Hector Lion’s Club
      All You CanEat

      Annual Flapjack Festival

      Sunday February 8, 2015
      8:00 am to 12:00 pm

      American Bar & Grill
      in Hector

      Free Will Donation

      Flapjacks with fresh fruit toppings
      French Toast, Sausage, Coffe, Milk or Juice

      Proceeds to support 

  16. Feb

    1. St. John’s Catholic Aide Men’s Bingo and Lunch
      9:30 am – 10:30 am

      St. John’s Catholic Aide Men’s Bingo and Lunch

      February 22, 2105

      St. John’s Parish – Searles

      Basement 1:30 pm

  17. Feb

    1. NU Am Legion Card Party
      1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

      New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary Card Party

      13 South Minnesota St

      February 11,2015


      Door Prizes

      Lunch – $3.00

    2. 50th Annual Family Style Turkey Supper-Zion Lutheran Church Buffalo Lake MN
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      50 th Annual Family Style Turkey Supper

      Zion Lutheran Church Buffalo Lake MN
      306 2nd St NW
      Buffalo Lake, MN 55314 

      Wednesday February 11, 2015

      Advance tickets available at: CenBank, Main Street Market, and Buffalo Lake Insurance in Buffalo Lake; New Mirror in Hector and Zion UMN members

      Advance tickets $9

      At the door $10

      5-11 year old $5 – Preschool Free

  18. Feb

    1. Fairfax Area Parkinson’s
      11:30 am – 1:30 pm

      What – Parkinson’s Gathering

      Where- Carl’s Corner – Essig

      When – Thursday February 12 at 11:30

      Hope to See You There!

      If anyone has an email address, bring it with you and we will be able to communicate with you that way

  19. Feb

    1. MMHF Fundraiser – Concertina Jamboree
      12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

      Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser!

      Come! Have Fun & Dance!
      Noon to 6:00 pm
      Sunday February 15, 2015
      Turner Hall, New Ulm, MN

      Upper Level:
      12:00-1:25  Leon Olsen Variety Band
      1:35-3:00  Adam & the Jolly Jammers
      3:10-4:30  Leon Helget Band
      4:40-6:00  Wendinger Band

      Lower Level:
      Beggining at Noon
      Nancy Buckentine, Master of Ceremonies &
      Nancy Brooks – registration
      A drummer & tuba player will be provided

      For more information: Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, 27 N Broadway or (507)276-7677 (Dodie Wendinger) 

    2. Bingo – St Gregory’s Social Hall – Lafayette MN
      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


      Sunday, February 15, 2105
      1:00 pm

      St. Gregory’s Social Hall
      Lafayette MN

      Grocery & assorted Bingo Prizes

      Lunch will be sold

      All ages welcome!

      Sponsored by:
      St. Thomas court #1994
      Catholic Order of Foresters
      Matching Fund Raiser
      C.O.F.  Lafayette MN 

  20. Feb

    1. Benefit for Bob Mickelson
      7:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Benefit for Bob Mickelson
      burn victim

      Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction
      by Knights of Columbus
      to benefit Bob Mickelson

      St. Mary’s Church Social Room
      in Sleepy Eye
      February 15th
      7:30-12:30 pm